Oct 9, 2012 6:00am EDT
last week already had president obama on the defensive. now it also has the president trailing in at least one poll. a new survey by pew research shows mitt romney now with a four-point lead over the president, 49% to 45%. in the same poll taken just a month ago, mitt romney trailed the president eight points, 51% to 43%. that was just as that hidden camera video surfaced of the infamous 47% comments. the new poll also contained good news for mitt romney on other fronts. his favorability at 50% for the first time in a pew poll and he also saw gains among hispanics, women and voters under the age of 50. >> i'm going to stop other things. i like pbs, i love big bird and actually like you. >> the fallout from mitt romney's big bird comment is not going away any time soon. in fact it's the focus of a new ad from the obama campaign. >> bernie madoff, criminals, gut ons of greed and the evil genius who towered over them. one man has the guts to speak his name. >> big bird. >> big bird, big bird. >> it's me, big bird. >> mitt romney knows it's not wall street you have to worry about, it's s
Oct 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
tomorrow. we've just learned that first lady michelle obama will make a trip to virginia next week to campaign for her husband. he'll visit loudoun county again on tuesday, october 9th. we'll pass along additional details as they come in. the announcement highlights just how important northern virginia is in the race for white house. tomorrow, president obama will be in fairfax county where he'll speak at george mason university. >>> both campaigns are claiming victory after last night's first presidential debate. the candidates squared off in denver. president obama defended his own policies while criticizing mitt romney's plan to improve the economy. his republican rival called the president's policies over the past four years a failure. >> it ultimately is going to be up to the voters, to you, which path we should take. are we going to double down on the top-down economic policies that helped to get us into the mess or break a new economic patriotism that says america does best when the middle class does best. >> i'm concerned that the path that we're on has just been unsuccessful.
Oct 9, 2012 5:00am EDT
nominee will visit north carolina later in the week. he campaigned in virginia yesterday. romney criticized president obama's foreign policy. he also vowed to be tougher on iran and help rebel forces in syria. foreign policy will be the focus of the next presidential debate which takes place next week. >>> 5:03. family and friends are mourning the death of a missing fairfax teen. brian glenn disappeared last week. his body was found yesterday in a park. glenn's family issued a statement saying the discovery was a great shock and they need to let the investigation run its course. investigators are looking into the exact cause of death but sources tell news 4 they do not believe it is suspicious. >>> today former d.c. council chairman kwame brown is making an unexpected court appearance for apparent violation of his plea agreement. brown pleaded guilty in june to bank fraud and campaign finance violations. as a part of that believe, brown is required to check in and be truthful with authorities and disclose his personal finances. the u.s. attorney's office is not commenting on the
Oct 4, 2012 5:00am EDT
morning, making their case with voters. the issues mitt romney and president obama tried to hammer home in their first debate. >>> plus, growing problem that is leaving the famous reflecting pool empty just weeks after it opened. >>> a line of showers moving >>> a line of showers moving through our region.e. the middle class, who move our country forward. work hard. raise families. and keep america strong. but mitt romney's budget plan will hurt the middle class. raising taxes on the average family by up to $2000 dollars. while giving a tax break of $250,000 dollars to multi-millionaires. doesn't mitt romney understand, we can't rebuild america...by tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> and now, from washington's leading news station, this is news4 today. >>> looking at the stories making headlines, right now at 5:29, policy issues, not zingers, were the focus of the first presidential debate. >>> a maryland man fighting for his life after police say he was the target of a brutal beating and robbery. >>> and d.c